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  1. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    11 Oct '14 17:57
    38 out of the top 100 rated players are non subscribers
    what's up with that?
  2. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    11 Oct '14 18:58
    2 of my friends from my chess club are on here and they say why pay when you can play for free and they are right
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    11 Oct '14 19:07
    If you're cool with only 6 games at a time, why pay?
  4. 11 Oct '14 19:22
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    38 out of the top 100 rated players are non subscribers
    what's up with that?
    stop chewing yourself up over nothing.
    use your energy to improve your chess
  5. 11 Oct '14 21:54
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    If you're cool with only 6 games at a time, why pay?
    Maybe it's that if you have only 6 games on the go you actually stop and think about each move. I decide I don't have enough games to play (usually during a holiday) and join a couple of tournaments. Then, when work kicks back in, I find I am making lots of moves very quickly, with an inevitably large number of mistakes.

    I wonder whether my rating would be higher if I only had 6 games to play? [Although I still wouldn't trouble the top 100 even then!]
  6. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    12 Oct '14 00:02 / 1 edit
    actually, 38 is very good compared with 68 for players ranked between 1000-1100
    I wonder what is the ratio of subs to non subs
    not that it means anything important, just curious
  7. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    12 Oct '14 08:21
    Not sure this site is as big as it was when I was here before. Seems a lot of non subs and good people I knew all gone. Whether they bored or real life takes over or just go to another site even.
  8. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    12 Oct '14 09:29
    Just wondering, If a non sub has 6 games on the go, and then they are challenged by another player, does that game start, or will it only start when the non sub finishes one of his 6 games? Another thing that bugs me while were on this subject, Is the amount of subs who put in there profile that they won't play non subs. I think it's everyone's choice whether they subscribe or not, and I have no problem playing against either.
  9. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    12 Oct '14 14:17
    You can't challenge a non-sub who already has 6 games in progress.
  10. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 Oct '14 12:30
    I presume a non-sub can't enter a tourney if it would raise their game total above six. Correct?
  11. 13 Oct '14 13:14
    we can't join tourneys at all. :-)